History

The Dynasties of Egypt – a complete list and timeline of the rulers and Pharaohs of Egypt and how they relate to the biblical narrative.

Egyptian rulers are mentioned throughout the Bible. Scholars have attempted to identify the ancient rulers using Egyptian historical records and monuments. Unfortunately, many of the names have been lost or are unidentifiable. Historians divide ancient Egyptian history into 30 or 32 pharaonic dynasties (3100 BC - 332 BC). A dynasty…
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Matthew

The parable of the sower and why Jesus used parables – Christian development depends on character. (Matthew 13:1 – 13:23)

After chastising the Pharisees because they asked for a sign, Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Large crowds gathered around him, so he got into a boat while the people stood on the shore. He told them many things in parables, including the parable of…
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Genesis

Jacob blesses the Twelve Tribes before breathing his last (Genesis 49:1 – 49:33)

After blessing Joseph and his sons, Jacob called for his other sons and said, “Gather around so I can tell you what will happen to you in the days to come.” “Rueben: The firstborn, excels in honor and power but is turbulent as the waters. He will no longer excel…
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Matthew

Pharisees demand a sign from Jesus – Jesus rebukes them and acknowledges his true brothers. (Matthew 12:38 – 12:50)

Some of the Pharisees and teachers of the law told Jesus, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from you.” Jesus answered, “A wicked generation asks for a sign! But none will be given except the sign of the prophet Jonah. Just like Jonah spent three days and three nights…
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Genesis

Jacob blesses Joseph’s sons and places Ephraim before firstborn Manasseh (Genesis 47:28 – 48:22)

Jacob lived in Egypt seventeen years. He lived to be 147 years old. When the time came for Jacob (Israel) to die, he called for his son Joseph and said to him: “If I have found favor in your eyes, put your hand under my thigh and promise that you…
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Christian News

Here are the thirteen states that define unborn children as human beings

While the Roe v. Wade decision made abortion legal under national law, many states have incorporated laws that define unborn babies as human beings using language like “unborn child shall mean any individual of the human species from fertilization until birth”. These states boldly introduced law that complicates national law…
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Genesis

Joseph saves (by enslavement) the people of Egypt during the great famine (Genesis 47:13 – 47:27)

Joseph settled his father and brothers in Egypt and gave them property in the best part of the land, the district of Rameses. During this time, Egypt and Canaan wasted away because of a famine that struck the region. Joseph however, prepared for the food shortage. He collected money for…
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Revelation

The woman sitting on the scarlet beast – the Great Prostitute of Babylon shows evil will fail and be conquered (Revelation 17:1 – 17:18)

One of the seven angels who held the seven bowls went to John and said to him, “Come, I will show you the punishment of the great prostitute who sits by many waters. With her, the kings of the earth committed adultery and the inhabitants of the earth were intoxicated…
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Modern Day Lessons

How Christians should deal with anger (and no, anger is not a sin)

Anger as a normal, healthy human emotion Anger is a normal human emotion and, in most cases, anger itself is not a sin. In fact, many times anger erupts from righteousness. For instance, many of us “blow our tops” when we witness someone being harmed or treated badly. Anger is…
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Ancient Texts

The complete history of Bible translations – how the Word was delivered from God to our modern-day bibles

The goal of Bible translators is to render the biblical texts from their original language, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek, into a “receptor language” while preserving as much of the original meaning as possible. Translators use ancient manuscripts and earlier bible translations to accomplish their goal. Today the Bible has been…
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